Fundraising in any shape, capacity or form can be a tedious and stressful process for companies of any size or make up. The Minerals and Royalties industry is no exception to this phenomenon. Before understanding this process one should get rid of the ‘Go Fund Me account’ thought process as that is not the case in this industry. A vast mixture of expertise and experience will always come into play.
It may seem as if the NOCs time as pure O&G players may be limited, but they are certainly not leaving the game. Oil and gas will remain central to energy security throughout the developing world and across much of the developed world, in industrial settings at the very least. What can be said with some certainty, is that a diverse energy mix that includes significant renewable generation is crucial to the mandate of NOCs to supply affordable and consistent energy to their population.
If a gas producer adheres to emissions reductions and ESG regulations, they can obtain a Responsibly Sourced Gas (RGS) certificate. This means a company has produced a premium product, one that is actively seeking to reduce GHG emissions through integrating more efficient processes, reducing or stopping gas flaring and powering production with renewables – with the intention to reach net-zero emissions.
The global oil and gas markets have been awash with deals as oil and gas players alike scramble to rebalance their portfolios in light of supranational climate goals. While the market has not been as active in the second half of 2021, as commodity prices began to stabilise toward pre-Covid levels, there were still a number of significant mergers and acquisitions that will add much needed liquidity to the markets.
The North American oil and gas market maintained their position as ‘most active region’, in terms of both the quantity of deals and the total transaction values – leading to a total of 21 deals to the value of $12.72bn being confirmed in Q1/2021.
Since the close of Q1, a further 21 deals to the value of $21.1bn have been processed in the North American market, indicating that the shale patch is beginning to undergo another round of consolidation. The Energy Council has taken a look at some highlights of US M&A activity so far this year…
On this Women’s Energy Council article we chat with Oyango Snell about his career in Oil & Gas. Read More.
How is ESG driving change in the energy sector? Energy Council in partnership DWF, recently brought together leading experts from the energy sector to discuss ESG’s growing influence. Read the key takeaways
Latin America has historically been the recipient of vast attention by successive US administrations, seeing the South American nations as proxies to fight international disagreements. Yet in recent years, their regional neighbours have fallen down the pecking order of foreign policy concerns, even more so under former President Trump’s isolationist ‘America First’ policies. In lieu of direct US-influence, corporate actors have been lobbying South American governments to expand and liberalise their energy sectors with the intention of developing competitive markets in the natural gas and renewable energy generation sectors.
On the northern edge of South America, nestled between South America’s oil and gas giants are the nations of Suriname and Guyana. Their resources have historically been somewhat limited and their GDPs’ commiserate with limited economic activity, however the recent oil and gas discoveries offshore their waters has injected hope into these neighbouring economies.
In this instalment we look to the women who ‘fuel’ the energy sector financially, those active in energy investment.
Gabrielle Costigan joins the Women’s Energy Council Podcast to share her strategy in navigating tumultuous times, and describes the importance of a varied lived experience. Listen here.
Chris Atherton, Chief Executive Officer of EnergyNet, came onto the podcast to discuss the evolution and trends in the A&D market over the last 20 years and how their team has leveraged proprietary market comps to achieve high rates. Listen here.
Darin Zanovich, President and CEO of Mesa Minerals Partners II, returns to the podcast to discuss their teams recent exit to Franco Nevada in December 2020, their new partnership with NGP in May 2021. Listen here.
Brian Carey, Strategic Growth Director of Kongsberg Digital joins the podcast to discuss the role of digitilisation and innovation in the Oil & Gas industry and how ESG will continue to shape and mould the sector. Listen to the full episode here.
The partnership will provide a series of four major studies examining stakeholder sentiment towards energy majors and smaller players and measure their performance in the transition towards the provision of cleaner energy and stronger corporate governance.
Africa is a big continent, and many countries are at different stages of development from economic and energy access perspectives. The key drivers in the region include commitments to the Paris climate agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), one of which is access to clean and affordable energy. Read more here.
Jason Hoisager, President, Mustang Ridge Minerals (Former President of Rock Ridge Royalty) joins us to talk about the Rock Ridge Royalty story and what his team has planned in the future for Mustang Ridge Minerals. Listen here.